Remember the ‘Nine‘ Luncheon at New York’s Per Se Restaurant on December 14, 2009 – the day after appearing on the Evening News on French TV and the day before the movie’s New York Premiere? Thanks to Nadine we have footage from it. ET aired a short interview with Marion during the luncheon together with some footage of the ‘Nine‘ New York premiere (more on that event later).
Gallery: 015 Specials > ET (CBS) – 16/12/2009
Video: 001 Specials > ET – 2009/12/16
She also told a journalist about her plans for the holidays during the luncheon:
Marion Cotillard told me she’s spending Christmas in Brittany seeing her 100-year-old grandmother. Then it’s off to Tanzania for a week with her boyfriend before journeying to Los Angeles for awards season.
And the lunch — it didn’t end until 4pm, at which point Marion Cotillard just about fainted from jet lag, Nicole Kidman went off to do interviews and several people went home to nap or change and get ready for Ryan Kavanagh’s cozy dinner at the Pierre Hotel’s new lounge for his Relativity Media.
I certainly hope Marion is currently enjoying her week in Africa and able to relax from all the ‘Nine‘ and ‘Le dernier vol‘ promotion frenzy!
I added 3 new interviews about ‘Nine‘. They’re lovely reads, especially the last one.
• Cotillard pushed herself into music of ‘Nine’, The Arizona Republic, Dec 24
• Marion Cotillard: The No. 1 of ‘Nine’, The Baltimore Sun, December 29
• Marion Cotillard: A tiger’s fantasy Nine lives, The Toronto Star, December 30
“Someday, I hope I’ll be more confident,” Marion told me. Then she paused, and laughed a little. “Maybe not. I think maybe it’s better to be insecure, actually.”
“When people ask me how I am like Edith Piaf, how I am like Luisa Contini, then I become very mad,” she declared, eyes blazing. “I am an actress and they are characters I am playing. Why is that so hard for some people to understand?”
“Look, if you work all the time, if just do movie after movie, you’re playing another person more than you’re being yourself and the real you can get lost that way. If you don’t live your real life, then you become empty and the only place you can find authentic inspiration is in reality. That’s where the truth is.”
“Rob (Marshall) told me he wanted to make people feel Guido ought to be with Luisa again. That was my job. Where do I find it all? In my character. Never in myself.” Her voice rises again. “I will never, never use something from my own life. I feel it is too dangerous. If you wake up an old pain, for example, because you have to cry in a scene, then how do you put that pain back to sleep again?”
During the 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Marion Cotillard will be awarded the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award. Congratulations! In 2008, she was awarded the Breakthrough Performance Award at the same festival.
“Following a distinguished career in French cinema, Marion Cotillard has firmly established herself as a major actress in American films,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “Her performance in Rob Marshall’s ‘Nine’ is nothing short of breathtaking.”
Past recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award include Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet.
I updated the Awards & Nominations page as well as the sidebar.
Yay! Marion Cotillard was nominated for her second Golden Globe (in the same category as 2 years ago):
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Marion Cotillard, Nine
Julia Roberts, Duplicity
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated
Other nominations for ‘Nine‘: Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical, Actor, Comedy/Musical (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actress, Comedy/Musical (Penelope Cruz), and Original Song (Cinema Italiano). Congratulations!
Fresh off the plane and looking gorgeous! Marion Cotillard attended a luncheon at Per Se in New York yesterday to promote ‘Nine‘. Other cast members to attend were Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, and Kate Hudson. Awards blogger Scott Feinberg was there too. And apparenly, Marion together with Rob Marshall, Daniel Day-Lewis Kate Hudson, Dame Judi Dench, and Maury Yeston are attending a preview of the movie right now.
004 ‘Nine’ Luncheon